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American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association Announces New Voice for Indian Country Tourism
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association Welcomes Angelie Gamboa as Public Relations and Media Specialist
Angelie comes to AIANTA from Blue Mesa Advertising, where she served as Marketing Director. Blue Mesa Advertising is a marketing and production company focused on business development, tourism, television and film production, social media, web design, and public relations. Angelie brings more than 10 years of successful experience in strategic business development and marketing and has extensive knowledge of social media marketing, graphic and web design, and commercial production. Prior to Blue Mesa Advertising, Angelie produced shows for television and other media outlets.
"What attracted me to AIANTA is their passion for Native tourism," Angelie said. "It is a unique opportunity for to use my experience to promote tribes in their tourism efforts. I'm extremely proud to be part of the team."
"We are pleased and very excited to welcome someone with such diverse skills in public relations and media marketing to the association's staff," said Camille Ferguson, Executive Director.
Angelie has a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Economics. Her Navajo, Filipino, Spanish, and Portuguese heritage adds to her understanding of tribal diversity and enthusiasm for cultural tourism. When not on her computer or cell phone, Angelie enjoyshiking, mountain biking, cooking, photography, film, and creative writing.
The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit association of American Indian tribes, tribal tourism, cultural and private sector representatives, representatives from the tourism industry, Federal, State and local governments, colleges and universities, and friends that was incorporated in 2002 to advance Indian Country tourism. The association is made up of representatives from six regions: Alaska, Eastern, Midwest, Pacific, Plains and the Southwest. AIANTA's mission is to define, introduce, grow and sustain American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian tourism that honors and preserves tribal traditions and values.
The purpose of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association is to provide our constituents with the voice and tools needed to advance tourism while helping tribes, tribal organizations and tribal members create infrastructure and capacity through technical assistance, training and educational resources. AIANTA serves as the liaison among Indian Country, governmental, educational and private entities for the development, growth, and sustenance of Indian Country tourism. By developing and implementing programs and facilitating economic development opportunities, the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association helps tribes build for their future while sustaining and strengthening their cultural legacy.
Angelie Gee, PR & Media Specialist